Black names Wakefield as new skipper

OSSETT Town boss Grant Black has named new signing Jack Wakefield as captain for the 2016/17 campaign.

The midfielder will wear the captain’s armband following the departure of last year’s skipper Danny Frost.

Black has also strengthened his squad with the introduction of promising youngster Nick Guest.

The prolific striker, who began his football career with the Reds reserves, has scored 57 goals in the last two seasons playing for Hemsworth Miners Welfare, Farsley Celtic and Goole.

Black said: “Nick is someone I spoke to early in the summer, he had a lot of offers, and I was told by one club he had joined them.

“But Nick has bought into what we are trying to build here and will be a key member of the squad throughout the season.”

Town fans will be able to see the club’s new recruits throughout pre-season which starts with an away match against Parkgate (July 14) before Black’s men take on Hemsworth Miners Welfare for the Steve Kelly Memorial Trophy (July 23).

The Ingfield side will then play Frickley Athletic (July 26), Spennymoor Town (July 30) and Handsworth Parramore (August 1) before the Evo-Stik First Division North season gets underway on Saturday August 13.

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